Seniors theme in series of funding announcements

Taking part in a funding announcement for Crysler are, from left, North Stormont Deputy Mayor Bill McGimpsey, Volunteer Victoria Middleton, MP Guy Lauzon, Volunteer Pierre Thibault and Contractor Kevin Lapp of Lapp Construction. (Photo/Supplied)

SD&G – Politicians were focusing on seniors across SD&G this past week with a number of announcements.

MP Guy Lauzon announced $25,000 for Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Crysler for a number of building upgrades, which has allowed it to continue offering educational workshops for seniors on internet and financial abuse.

The money came from last year’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The Crysler Community Center also got 25-grand for this year to build a gazebo and buy picnic tables to create an activity space for sports.

Pictured, from left, Anne Ward, South Glengarry Recreation Facilitator; Paul Clarke, Martintown Goodtimers President; Joanne Haley, South Glengarry General Manager of Community Services; and MPP Jim McDonell. The province is giving South Glengarry $23,500 to come up with a plan to meet the needs of its senior population. (Photo/South Glengarry)
Pictured, from left, Anne Ward, South Glengarry Recreation Facilitator; Paul Clarke, Martintown Goodtimers President; Joanne Haley, South Glengarry General Manager of Community Services; and MPP Jim McDonell. The province is giving South Glengarry $23,500 to come up with a plan to meet the needs of its senior population. (Photo/South Glengarry)

Meantime, MPP Jim McDonell delivered a cheque for $23,500 at the Martintown Community Center.

The grant will allow the township to strike a stakeholder committee, including people from the senior population, and hire a consultant to create a so-called “aging plan” to make sure the needs of seniors are met.

Thirty-seven per cent of South Glengarry’s population is over the age of 55, according to the township.

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